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Posted 01/26/2020   02:03 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Many of William Turner's paintings are known for their gorgeous sunsets. Sunsets appear particularly dramatic when the atmosphere is not clear. This was the case for much of Turner's life and has been seen as the result of volcanic eruptions which had spread ash globally. The beach at Calais at low tide, 1829
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Boy Pharaoh Tutankhamun , Son of Ra, the Sun God



(catouch in the background)
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Piedra del sol, Mexico (top center)


(Year is unknown. Having trouble searching Spanish resources for the stamp! Anyway the sun stone is all the important!)
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Indeed the "Sun Stone" or Aztec calendar stone is a wonderful addition to a sun thread. The Mexican stamp of 1973 is not the only one featuring the sculpture, other countries have shown it, for example for the Olympic games. The stone is huge, about 3.5 meters high and over a meter thick; it is now in the National Museum of Anthropology.
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Indeed the "Sun Stone" or Aztec calendar stone is a wonderful addition to a sun thread. The Mexican stamp of 1973 is not the only one featuring the sculpture, other countries have shown it, for example for the Olympic games. The stone is huge, about 3.5 meters high and over a meter thick; it is now in the National Museum of Anthropology.

Hi, Kris, that is the right image I was searching for! I deleted some big scan software and the default camera software is not very clear when it draws close to the stamp, so I took a bigger view of the stamp souvenir, which is bought by my father when he went to Mexio as a visiting scholar when I was a kid. So I always wanted to know some more details on those stamps, thanks a lot for the info!
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Summit at low standing Sun, Mount Paektu, 2013
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This is the older stamp showing the "Sun Stone" with a young woman in traditional costume in front. Obviously the relative size of the stone is not accurate. Airmail stamp of 1934
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Australia showed the "Sun Stone" on a stamp for the Olympic summer games in 1968 in Mexico. (Oddly enough, the yellow represents Asia, and not Australia.)
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Posted 01/29/2020   12:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
And another "Sun Stone", 1968
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Hi, Kris, nice sun stone stamps! Here is another one in the set. The yellow background is indeed a little confusing.


Law of Kumsusan Sun Palace, mausoleum of Kim Il Sung, 2013
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A lovely sunset at the Italian beach of Viareggio, 1992.
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Young Pioneers!


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Aruba commemorated the total eclipse of the sun in 1998 on a stamp. This eclipse occurred on February 26, and the weather was good for seeing the phenomenon.
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The 70th Anniversary of Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League, 2016
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Philatelic Week, 1979
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